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A Taste of Olden Times: Denpun Dango (Starch Sweets)

A Taste of Olden Times: Denpun Dango (Starch Sweets)

This is a recipe for the nostalgic taste of denpun dango. They are soft and chewy with a subtle sweetness to them. Definitely try them out.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Katakuriko
200g
Sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons
Water
2 tablespoons
Hot water
100 to 150 ml
Cooked and sugared red beans (in your preferred size)
1/2 bag (as many as you like)

Steps

1. In a bowl, combine sugar and katakuriko with water.
2. Then, add hot water a little at a time. Continue working while adding small amounts of hot water until the mixture has the consistency of pancake batter.
3. Mix in the beans. Heat oil in a pan and cook. Flip over when transparent in color.
4. They are finished when transparent and slightly golden brown. Enjoy while hot.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is the nostalgic taste of denpun dango. The neighborhood grannies and aunties made these a lot. These were the sweets I had when I was a kid. They are soft and chewy, and lightly sweetened.